Bodas de odio
Created byCaridad Bravo Adams
Written byMaría Zarattini
Directed byJosé Rendón
StarringChristian Bach
Miguel Palmer
Frank Moro
Rafael Sánchez Navarro
Magda Guzmán
Rosario Gálvez
Yolanda Mérida
Julieta Egurrola
Theme music composerGiuseppe Verdi
Opening themeL'entrèe (Prelude to La Traviata).
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes75
Executive producerErnesto Alonso
Production locationsPuebla, Mexico
CinematographyCarlos Sánchez Zúñiga
Running time21-22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatColor
Original release1983 (1983) –
1984 (1984)
Preceded byEn busca del paraíso (18:00)
Cuando los hijos se van (21:00)
Followed byLa fiera (18:00)
Eclipse (21:00)
Related showsMarisol (1996)
Amor Real (2003)
Lo que la vida me robó (2013)

Bodas de odio (English title:Weddings of hate) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Ernesto Alonso for Televisa in 1983.[1] Its original story was by Caridad Bravo Adams, adapted by María Zarattini and directed by José Rendón.

Christian Bach, Miguel Palmer and Frank Moro starred as protagonists, while Rosario Gálvez, María Montaño, Antonio Medellín and Rafael Sánchez Navarro starred as main antagonists.

The series won Best Telenovela of the Year at the Premios TVyNovelas in 1984.


Magdalena Mendoza (Christian Bach) is a young woman who is in love with José Luis (Frank Moro), a humble soldier. Magdalena is forced by her mother Paula to marry Alejandro Almonte (Michael Palmer), a wealthy man, to save the family from the ruin.

Alejandro, meanwhile, is the illegitimate son of a rich man, who recognized him shortly before his death, and reaches Puebla to see the paper mill that he inherited. Paula, seeing just how wealthy Alejandro is, tries to set her daughter with him. She provokes Alejandro's sympathy, telling him about her family problems. When Alejandro finds out about this, and thinks that Magdalena has agreed, he agrees to marry her. He decides to make her life impossible, especially when he finds out she is in love with José Luis. As a way to separate the two, he has the soldier sent to prison. After Alejandro marries Magdalena, José Luis escapes from prison and goes to the mansion of the Mendoza family shortly after the wedding.

Magdalena asks to go with José Luis, but Alejandro learns about this and decides to take Magdalena to his ranch. Living there are Alejandro's true mother Rosario, María, the foreman's daughter who loves Alejandro, and his friends Cipriano and Victor. Alejandro has liberal ideas and movement supporting the rebels against the regime of Porfirio Díaz. After learning of Magdalena's whereabouts, José Luis began working as a foreman on the ranch. He married Angélica, who has an incurable disease, but in his heart he has always loved Magdalena.

But Magdalena has fallen in love with Alejandro. When Alejandro learns that the new foreman is José Luis, he gets angry. He finds out Magdalena is pregnant shortly afterward, but because he now knows the identity of the foreman, he doubts the baby is his. Angry and heartbroken, Alejandro leaves. During the revolution, he is captured by government troops, and José Luis, knowing he is sacrificing his life for Magdalena, saves him. He has finally given up on the love he thought he had for her. He saves Alejandro to allow them to have their happily ever after.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1984 2nd TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Ernesto Alonso Won
Best Actress Christian Bach
Best Actor Miguel Palmer Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Rosario Gálvez
Best Female Revelation Julieta Egurrola Won
Best Male Revelation Adalberto Parra Nominated


  1. ^ Bodas de odio in Alma Latina Retrieved February 2, 2015